Education reform legislation in a changing society

The Society for Educational Studies invites proposals from researchers interested in making an original contribution to knowledge in the field of educational reform legislation in a changing society. Anniversaries of major Education Acts may be taken as starting points for broader discussion of continuities and changes in legislation involving the regime of power, control and regulation of education. This can also include consideration of the international context and of the relationship between educational legislation and other social legislation and reform.

Proposals including any of the following features are especially encouraged:

  • Revision of standard interpretations of the character and effects of educational reform legislation;
  • Reinterpretations of the 1870, 1918, 1944 and 1988 Acts and their long-term significance;
  • Educational reform legislation in Scotland and Wales;
  • Educational reform legislation pre-school and post-school;
  • Educational reform legislation with regard to gender, ethnicity and other social inequalities;
  • International and jurisdictional comparisons;
  • Legislative provision for particular educational reforms over the longer term;
  • Relevance of recent and current legislative proposals for the reform of education.

The call for abstracts has now closed. For anyone still wishing to present a paper at this conference, please contact SES Administrator Aidan Thompson.

The Colloquium is free to members of the Society. Membership is £30 [£20 students].

Non-membership cost is £150.

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